Archive of August 26, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 26, 2007

‘All can enter eternal life, but for everyone the door is narrow,’ says Pope Benedict in Angelus address

Aug 26, 2007 - 09:33 am .- The way to eternal life is narrow because it is demanding, requires commitment and denial of one’s own selfishness, Pope Benedict XVI said today in his Sunday angelus address.  He was referring to today’s Gospel in which Jesus calls on his followers to strive to enter the “‘narrow gate’ to eternal life, because many shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able”. “What does the ‘narrow gate’ mean?”, the Pope asked pilgrims gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.  “Why do many not succeed in entering through it?  Is the way reserved for just a few elect?”